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After a long, cold winter, summer is a welcome treat with its sunny skies and blazing temperatures. For truck drivers, this brings an element of relief because the threat of ice and snow is gone. Even though other hazards exist, such as severe storms and construction, the pros of summer outweigh the cons.   While… Read more »

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Being defined as a leader can happen well before you’re at the management point in your career, let alone having started your career at all. It’s easy to pick out leaders at a young age because of a variety of factors, including the ability to take charge and motivate others.   Often, being a leader… Read more »

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One of the greatest joys for a truck driver comes from cruising down the open road. You can pass the hours enjoying the drive and the scenery with only minimal traffic to deal with. Unfortunately, this bliss is often disrupted by heavy traffic.   Encountering traffic can immediately increase your stress level as a driver… Read more »

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As a truck driver, your career is spent in your vehicle. All those miles on the road can lead to wear and tear on your truck, not to mention what can happen inside when the cab becomes your home. While there will be times you can’t clean your truck, you should try to develop a… Read more »

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If your company requires drivers, you understand what a shortage can do to your business. You have deadlines to meet when it comes to transporting your products, but a lack of drivers might mean you miss important deliveries. If you can’t guarantee when your goods will arrive, your customers may look to other businesses to… Read more »

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Negativity is a life-draining force that can turn even the best job into a total nightmare. You think you’ve found your dream position; then you realize the company culture is toxic due to the abundant lack of positivity. Over time, working in this kind of environment can stall your productivity and make you miserable.  … Read more »

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Staffing agencies aren’t just limited to office work anymore. As a truck driver, you can use a recruiter to find the perfect job faster than searching on your own. Instead of looking for work as an independent driver or being employed by a company, you can work with a truck driving recruiting agency for new… Read more »

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Being prepared is the key for a successful trip. Following a checklist will help you prepare to hit the road and ensure you don’t forget anything crucial for the drive, like soap or underwear. Sure, these items can be purchased along the way, but it’s better to remember than spend the money to replace.  … Read more »

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There’s no feeling quite like starting a new job and finding you absolutely love what you do. Every morning you wake up ready to face the day. You believe you’re making a difference and attack each day with a renewed sense of enthusiasm. Until you don’t anymore.   Burnout takes the joy you feel at… Read more »

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Truck drivers literally drive America’s business. They transport every type of good you can imagine around the United States and keep the economy moving. Because their work involves sharing the road with millions of other people, safety is always a top concern. When your drivers are on the road, make sure they’re aware of these… Read more »